What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI
September 7, 2023 - December 9, 2023

In this topical group show, 14 artists imagine the possibilities that could be created by antiracist, decolonial, and feminist AI. After all, AI-driven pattern matching and modeling is used in predictive policing, facial recognition surveillance, and other insidiously opaque applications. Highlights from the show include the Algorithmic Justice League’s audio composition Voicing Erasure: a poem written by founder Dr. Joy Buolamwini that lays out the ways speech recognition leaves Black people behind, and what to do about it; Morehshin Allahyari’s Moon-Faced uses portraits generated by a multimodal AI model to create a representation of Iranian queerness from the 18th to 20th centuries, during the Qajar dynasty.

Photo Credit: Mimi Ọnụọha, Library of Missing Datasets, Version 1.0, 2016. Courtesy of the Artist.

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